1Canuck wrote:Can I delete a .deb file that I downloaded from an external source, after the program has successfully installed?
xenopeek wrote:1Canuck wrote:Can I delete a .deb file that I downloaded from an external source, after the program has successfully installed?
Yes, the file is just needed for the installation. Also if you want to remove an installed program, you don't need the .deb file for that. Sometimes it can be handy to have the .deb file for easily reinstalling the program, for example if it was broken for some reason. But you could always download it again.
hal8000 wrote:The above packages were compiled for earlier versions of Lisa and Isadora
so theres a good chance they are looking for different libraries and may not work,
can anyone confirm if this is the case?
4ndy wrote:One tip for the Software Manager that I just learned on the IRC since I didn't find it here:
The Software Manager stores the .deb package files that it downloads before installing in /var/cache/apt/archives
So, if you have a slow internet connection like me, you can grab installation files from there to pass between computers, or you can delete unwanted packages one-by-one without losing anything that you might want later by opening the folder as root.
To clear the whole cache though you just need to run "sudo apt-get clean"
Pierre wrote:once you have copied files into the other PCs /var/cache/apt/archives,
- mention how to use synaptic , - to install them ..
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